SUPERINTENDENT WEEKLY UPDATE - 2.15.19

  • For the week ending February 15, 2019

     

    The District Update communicates celebrations and happenings submitted by Kettle Moraine schools each week. Enjoy!

     

    Congratulations to KM swimmers who qualified for the State competition today and tomorrow in Madison! Senior Jeff Wiedoff was a Sectional Champion in the 100 Butterfly and also qualified in the 50 Freestyle. Freshman Drew Millette qualified in the 200 Freestyle and the 100 Butterfly. Sophomore Cory Michalek qualified in the 100 Freestyle. Jeff Wiedoff, Drew Millette, Cory Michalek and Dominic Kania were Sectional Champions in the 200 Freestyle and also qualified in the 400 Freestyle Relay. Go Lasers!

     

    Congratulations to the KM Boys and Girls Ski Teams for qualifying for the 2019 WIARA Ski & Snowboard Championships! The meet is this weekend in La Crosse. Best of luck!

     

    Beautiful student voices entertained a large audience at the District Choral Festival on Tuesday evening. View the performance online, thanks to the Kettle Moraine Music Parents Association.

     

    On Monday night, KMHS hosted Course Registration Night. Students and parents were welcomed to the campus to learn more about academic opportunities available next school year. They were able to meet with teachers to ask questions and discuss course offerings.

     

    KM Perform wrapped up performances of James and the Giant Peach last weekend. It was a fabulous show! Congratulations to all those involved in the production.

     

    KM Global students have been exploring the impact of virtual reality through a variety of simulations in the areas of education, job-training, entertainment, business, and geography. Students were able to visit a Syrian refugee camp, attend an NBA basketball game, and engage in medical job training without leaving the school building.

     

    The High School of Health Sciences nutrition class started their "Critic for a Day" project by going to lunch at Point Burger Bar. Students analyzed the menu, sampled different foods, and rated their experience. They are now creating a review of the restaurant using different literary devices to express their opinions and be crowned the "infamous" food critic of their time.

     

    Seventy excited students from the High School of Health Sciences attended the Cadavers as Educators program at the Medical College of Wisconsin. For many, this was their first time experiencing the cadaver lab and human dissection. The experience was memorable and many students enjoyed the opportunity to see their anatomy coursework in action.

     

    Kettle Moraine Middle School 8th graders continued their education about the Underground Railroad and Abolitionist Movement as they headed to the Milton House this week.

     

    KM Explore students have been busy getting ready for their annual community dinner being held this evening. Second and 3rd grade students practiced serving like waiters, waitresses, hosts and hostesses. On the menu this year is tacos! KM Explore’s Family Fiesta is the school's largest fundraiser of the year, supporting field trips, guest speakers and student events.

     

    Dousman Elementary 4th and 5th graders took in the play Matilda at First Stage Theatre in Milwaukee. All four of the 4/5 homerooms read the book Matilda as a class read-aloud while integrating lessons learned through it into their Citizenship and Personal Development goals.

     

    Elementary students throughout the district participated in the Kids Heart Challenge (formerly Jump Rope for Heart) in Phy Ed classes. Through fun activities and challenges, they continued to learn the importance of keeping up their cardiovascular health while raising money to support the American Heart Association.

     

    Many elementary classrooms throughout the district enjoyed celebrations of Valentine’s Day on Thursday.

     

    Cushing Elementary held a school-wide Science Day. Students learned about science topics ranging from robotics to chromatography, and many topics in between.  

     

    At Magee Elementary, students in 1st and 2nd grades finished writing non-fiction books and spent time reflecting on their work.

     

    Fourth and 5th students throughout the district were given an opportunity to participate in a Math 24 Tournament that was held at the middle school in December. The top six students from each grade level then represented KM in a regional Math 24 Tournament held in Jefferson last week. Congratulations to Brandon Stuke who placed 6th in the 4th grade division; Greyson Lemke who placed 3rd in the 5th grade division; Liam Hughes who placed 5th in the 5th grade division; and Hawk Denor who placed 6th in the 5th grade division. Great job!

     

    Wales Elementary held its 39th annual Fine Arts Day today. This year’s event featured dancers, a drummer, a juggler, a comic book artist, musicians, a potter, opera singers, a cartoonist, artists, and actors! Many of these artists are talent from our local community. The day culminated in an all-school assembly led by Opera for the Young’s professional opera singers, featuring Wales 4th and 5th graders! A big shout out to parent Sarah Leuwerke who planned and organized this event, and to the Wales PTO for their support.

     

    Together, we are making a difference!

    Patricia Deklotz, Ph.D.
    Superintendent, Kettle Moraine School District